Attending and Observing Jogja's Rituals and Traditions (Jogja's 7 Unique And Traditional Things That You Can See, Try, And Enjoy)

Jogja is rich in culture and local wisdom. Though it is slowly turning into a modern city, the citizens still manage to preserve their culture and local wisdom that have existed since a very long time ago. Even until now, you can still witness numerous cultures and local wisdoms such as merti dusun (a village festival held to express gratitude to God) and sedekah/labuhan laut (giving offerings to the sea), religious ceremonies like Melasti (Hindu's purification ritual held at the beach), and many others. If you cannot match your personal schedule with the ritual schedule, you can just come and visit Keraton Yogyakarta (the royal palace of the Kingdom of Yogyakarta). At the Keraton, you can see interesting activities performed by the Abdi Dalem (Keraton's servants) in preparing beverages for Sri Sultan (the king of the Yogyakarta Kingdom). The ritual is performed daily at 06.00 in the morning and at 11.00. If the Keraton's ticket booth has not opened yet in the morning, you can see the ritual at 11.00, around when the female abdi dalem(s), dressed in their typical clothing, are going from the Keraton complex to the Keraton's kitchen (Gedhong Patehan). The beverages served to Sri Sultan are teh tubruk (tea served unfiltered), teh saring (filtered tea), coffee, and plain water. We are allowed to observe the ritual but limited to only within the area of Gedhong Patehan.

About Jogja's 7 Unique And Traditional Things That You Can See, Try, And Enjoy

Try and enjoy unique and traditional things that you can find in Jogja, starting from fancy cow carts to people living side by side with thousands of wild Blekok birds.

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